Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: NorthEastern Pennsylvania
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First Real Ride
I thought about starting a new thread, but all the history is here so I decided to just continue. I got the paperwork done on the bike last Monday, then Friday it got really cold out, I didn't feel like being on the bike, and my brother who is also a member on this forum, rode the bike to me and called me a wuss. I happily agreed and drove him to his house where I loaded the extras into my car then drove home.
Sunday was gorgeous but time was limited and I was working on other projects, daylight was limited and I opted for a hike with the dog instead. Been on this forum getting a ton of help with my new bike and options so far this week. Tonight I get home and my brother calls and asks me to bring his license plate and bracket (It's from the Tail of the Dragon) to him when I get the chance. I go into the garage and took his plate off, put mine on, I was just going to leave the plate where he could pick it up or until I could get it to him, I started thinking it was warm enough to ride (about 40), so I suited up a bit and took the plate to him. Slammed my knee into the trunk bracket getting on and almost pissed myself. I forced myself to get off for a minute or two to just be focused on the ride, not my knee lol. He's making nice progress on his Concourse, Slider Bars, Air horn, New handlebar setup, etc. Then we went outside and I got to ask him a few questions about the mods he made, what kind of mileage he gets, just enough to get me started. I decided to take the base for the trunk off for now since I haven't gotten a trunk yet and the plate was an eyesore.
Left his house, fueled up, and put about twenty miles or so on. Just getting a feel for the bike. It's going to take a little while but i did get to open it a few times. I like the response, I love the stopping power it actually feels quite amazing. The height is still a bit clumsy coming off the Heritage. Getting used to the controls. Got out on the highway, wind was kicking up a little, I hit around 87 mph and let off. Honest impression the bike is not a rocket, but that's no surprise, It's meant to be quick and it is, but just enough to have a little fun. I'm really not as smooth on it as I need to be. Probably need more time in the saddle. Everything happened a lot slower on the Harley. I got home, took the
trunk plate off, and admired my beautiful new machine. Right now I'm just very happy to have a sporty light fun bike sitting in the garage waiting for me. I'm not planning on any long trips with it but I just kind of got out of that. The riding position is also fairly compact compared to well, you know.. Overall I'm just looking forward to becoming more acquainted with my new ride and hoping we get a few mild days so i have the chance to ride her. He also has one or two Decals that I'll be removing. I'm not a big fan of identifying marks on any of my vehicles lol.
Just had to ramble, It felt great to get on a sporty bike again !!!!
If you're still reading then thanks, just had to share it with others who get it !!!
'08 Versys 650
Last edited by Chief; 11-15-2017 at 10:05 PM.